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John Nelson

Running for U.S. House of Representatives, 26th District
California
Election: June 5, 2018

My name is John Nelson, and I’m going to make Congress work for us. I'm not a career politician. I believe that governance is a service, not an opportunity. I worked my way up from working for a $4 minimum wage in call centers, to working for an airline, and finally, a career as an attorney. I entered law school when I was 33, when everyone said I'd never succeed. I know how to work hard to achieve the working-class goals that we share in Ventura County. I believe in action, truth, and service. I want everyone to have a chance to succeed. I want a Future for All, and not just for some. That’s a future without walls. I want a future for our kids to look back on and see that we cared. A future that gives them hope and dignity. A future that is bright and unlimited where everyone is helping each other succeed, because it's immoral to make people poor with our actions, as a government and as a people.